English Premiership

Pogba: I want to be like Lampard, but better

2016-04-29 21:45
Paul Pogba (AFP)

Cape Town - Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has lofty ambitions, and is hoping to become a better all-round player than former Chelsea stalwart Frank Lampard.

The much-sought-after France international recently secured his fourth consecutive Serie A title with the Bianconeri, but remains hungry for silverware ahead of next month's Coppa Italia final against Milan, and hopes to become the best in his position.

"I've only won four Scudetti," he told La Repubblica. "They're not enough for me. I've always been like this, people called me crazy but I want to make history and become the strongest midfielder ever.

"I'd like to surpass Lampard. I want to be the midfielder who can do everything, and at the highest levels. Shooting, dribbling, scoring, defending. I want to be like Lampard, but better."

Despite still looking up to the Blues legend, Pogba himself already enjoys a reputation as one of football's best young talents, with Europe's finest club's all eager to snap him, but he's trying not to look much further than Juve's next league match.

"As for my future, I want to beat Carpi, then I want the Coppa Italia, and then Euro 2016 in France.

"After that, I have a contract with Juventus, I can't just get up one morning and take a plane to England. Ask the people who work in the transfer department.

"As for money, I know it comes and goes. I'd be lying if I said it makes no difference not having it, but I see it as a consequence of hard work. The stronger you are, the more you make."

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